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Fire Safety in Healthcare

This Fire Safety Essentials training course is a half day public programme, designed to familiarise employees with fire safety procedures, so that should a fire break out, they will know how to deal with the situation calmly and safely. Theoretical tuition is reinforced with hands-on fire fighting experience.
Courses include a practical demonstration, with delegates given the opportunity to extinguish controlled fires with a range of extinguishers.


Product Code:
Half Day
Cost Includes:
Training course materials and after-training support
Contact Name:
Fiona Quinn
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Course Content:

  •  The importance of keeping fire-doors closed (or closing them) to  prevent the spread of fire, heat and smoke
  •  What to do on discovering a fire
  •  How to raise the alarm and what happens then
  •  How to read the fire detection and alarm system panel
  •  What to do upon hearing the fire alarm
  •  The procedures for alerting other staff, residents and visitors including, where appropriate, directing them to exits
  •  The arrangements for calling the fire and rescue service
  •  The identification and use of protected areas for phased evacuation
  •  The evacuation procedures for everyone in the centre to reach an assembly point at a place of total safety, in particular the role of residents
  •  The evacuation procedures for residents who require assisted escape, to reach an assembly point at a safe place
  •  How to assess the needs of a resident in the event of an evacuation
  •  Resident handling where staff are required to assist in the evacuation of residents and training in the use of any evacuation aids if required
  •  The location, selection and practical instruction in the use of fire fighting equipment
  •  The location of escape routes, especially those not in regular use
  •  How to open all emergency exit doors
  •  Where appropriate, how to stop machines, appliances and processes and isolate power supplies in the event of a fire
  •  The reason for not using lifts (except those specifically installed or nominated, following a suitable fire risk assessment, for the evacuation of people with a disability)
  •  How to reduce risk when working with or storing highly flammable and explosive substances and bottled or piped oxygen
  •  The importance of general fire safety, which includes good housekeeping
  •  Fire drills, with and without residents’ involvement
  •  Procedures to be followed should the clothes of a resident catch fire
  • Fire extinguisher use

This Fire Safety Essentials training programme may be beneficial to all personnel such as supervisors or other employees who may have responsibility for Fire Safety at work – including Extinguisher Operators, Supervisors and Fire Wardens.

Classroom based, instructor lead, practical hands on course.

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